Introducing the Medianet Knowledge Base Portal! This is a one-stop shop for all medianet technical collateral. We have received several requests to provide access to the technical content of medianet that led to the creation of this knowledge base portal. Here you can find all the latest design, configuration, deployment and troubleshooting guides. Happy browsing!
Have a medianet question? Want to share your medianet experience? The Medianet Community Site is here!
Medianet is growing and to keep up with the growing demands I am happy to announce the launch of the new medianet community site that is informative and interactive.
The forum is designed to make it easier to discuss and get advice, by talking and learning not just from the experts from our team, but from other customers, partners and experts in the field.
This community is:
- A go to place for all your questions
- A place to learn about what others are doing and what’s working
- A place where you can get in touch with real people and get trusted responses
Medianet TME’s, support engineers and PMs, monitor the site to answer your questions and have an open conversation with you! Check it out and post your question or comment!
Workers in the field require dynamic information, including location telemetry and real-time video to enhance situational awareness. Workers must be able to collaborate and share information with each other and headquarters while on the move. This growing demand for increased collaboration drives the need to network everything that walks, flies, drives, or sails.
The Cisco Mobile Ready Net solution is the platform for extending information sharing and collaboration to highly mobile users, even those operating in the most severe and remote locations. The solution’s architecture targets the critical challenges of mobile networking environments, including size, weight, power, router-radio integration, and ad hoc networking.
Watch below as Murray Duff, Mobility Programs Manager, Cisco Global Government Solutions Group discusses Cisco Mobile Ready Net Solutions and Cisco Embedded Services Routers, allowing anything that moves to become a full-featured network node. Be sure to visit http://www.cisco.com/go/5900 for additional information!
Cisco’s business is going through a transformation and the company is relying on Rich Media tools such as Collaboration and Video to cut costs, increase employee productivity and improve operational efficiencies.
As of July 2011, there are a total of about 1250 high end Cisco Telepresence systems and another 6000+ Tandberg based Telepresence and video endpoints. The total number could grow to 25,000 in the next 18-24 months. Also, the use of video with WebEx is growing every day. The company is also leveraging video technologies for live meetings such as the Global Sales meeting that brings together 20,000+ employees virtually for two days. Use of Video on Demand technologies is increasing through video blogs, show and share and other employee and customer engagement applications. Digital Media Systems have become a key part of the employee communication strategy and the Safety and Security team is also upgrading several thousands of new security cameras.
All of these bring tremendous challenges to IT, especially to the Infrastructure teams. Architecting, Designing and Operating the network for this large scale, global video deployment has made the IT Infrastructure teams think through their plans.
Cisco IT is rolling out the Medianet architecture to address many of these challenges.
Guidelines for Effective High Density Wireless LAN Deployments for Conferences and Other Environments
This blog provides a follow up to questions I received about the Cisco Live 2011 high density wireless LAN deployment that I referenced in my blog Look Inside the Cisco Live 2011 NOC to See Amazing Network Management Results . Blog readers wanted to know more about the best practice guidelines and ratio of clients to access points (APs) that was used for the Cisco Live high density WLAN deployment. Given the scope of the answer, I thought it made sense to post this follow up blog.
I talked with Jim Florwick and Mir Alami, Cisco wireless Technical Marketing Engineers, who helped design and deploy the WLAN at Cisco Live 2011 as well as Joe Clarke, a Cisco Distinguished Services Engineer who was on the team managing the Cisco Live Network Operations Center (NOC). We discussed the challenges associated with setting up wireless for high density client usage at Cisco Live and for other large events.
Tags: Cisco Catalyst 3560E Series Switches, Cisco Live 2011, Cisco Live high density WLAN deployment, learn how to design a high density WLAN, the Cisco Aironet 3500 Series CleanAir access points, using Cisco Prime Network Control System (NCS)